Here is an email from a loyal, anonymous MR reader: Critics of the administration’s much-ballyhooed deregulatory efforts argue that there’s not really that much there; they contend the White House and agencies have been tinkering around the margins (and helping out special interest groups), but not really addressing regulation’s economic cost. They argue there’s been […] The post How deregulatory is the Trump administration? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
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